Allergy sufferers know how valuable it is to have a space that doesn’t aggravate their symptoms. Your home should be that space for all the people in your family to feel like they can breathe easily. Here are some of our favorite tips for creating an allergy-free (or at least more allergy-friendly) home.
- Check and/or change your air filters – The air filter on your intake vents for your heating and air system are the first line of defense for maintaining the air quality of your home. You should change them every six months for maximum effectiveness.
- Consider your flooring – Hardwood floors are more allergy-friendly because they don’t trap allergens for weeks the way that carpets do. You can easily vacuum or sweep these surfaces as often as needed to keep irritants at bay. Make sure you have the right kind of vacuum for your flooring and shampoo carpets regularly.
- Upgrade your vacuum – You know that a HEPA filter on your heating and air system can make a huge difference. But you can also get these filters in a vacuum cleaner. The filters can remove particles from the air before it goes into your vacuum and when it comes out. Not only will it trap pet dander and dust particles, but it will also extend the life of your vacuum. If you have a pet, you also might want to look for a pet vacuum that is specially designed to keep pet messes under control.
- Add an air purifier – You can add an air purifier to any space to remove 95-99% of the particles, including dust, mold, bacteria, and pet dander. Our superior air purifiers can help you create the excellent level of air quality that your family deserves.
- Check the humidity levels – Having a humidity level of around 50% in your home can help relieve allergy symptoms. Hot, humid homes can be breeding grounds for dust mites and mold, but dry air can increase the spread of allergens. A humidifier can help you control the humidity levels in your home to make sure it is just right.
- Add allergy covers to pillows and mattresses – When you add dust-mite proof covers to your pillows and mattresses, you prevent dust mites from interacting with your skin. You should also wash sheets and pillowcases once a week at a temperature of at least 130 F to keep dust mites away.
- Minimize mold – This is a big allergy irritant that can be prevented by addressing the moist places in your home that are most likely to grow mold. Waterproof caulking can be used to seal up places around windows, refrigerators, sinks, and toilets where excess water leads to mold.
- Clean curtains and blinds frequently – The window treatments in your home can be a magnet for allergens. It’s important to clean them frequently by washing them or using your vacuum cleaner attachments to clean horizontal or vertical blinds. You might even consider replacing them altogether with roller blinds that can be easier to clean and maintain.
Every person who has allergies deserves to breathe easily in their own home. We know how important the air quality of your home is for your quality of life. If you need an upgrade on your vacuum, an air purifier, or humidifier, we have exactly what you need.